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Dialogue publication

May 2018 edition

A tip for turning information overload into a practice advantage; plus, discover our commitment to scholarship, an award-winning wellness program, Mercy Ships from a different perspective and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame’s newest laureates.

CBD TouchPoint publication

May 2018 edition

In this issue of CBD Community Touchpoint, we discuss assessment for learning, including assessing our progress and learning.

Residents Medical Educators

Royal College Research

Recent staff publications / grants @#RCResearch:

Glenn Barton (co-author): Teaching nurses teamwork: Integrative review of competency-based team training in nursing education.
Authors: G. Barton et al.

Walter Tavares (co-author): "Please. Don't. Die.": A Grounded Theory Study of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Authors: J. Mausz et al.

Viren Naik (co-author): Impact of visualization on simulation training for vascular anastomosis.
Authors: M. Roberts-MacDonald et al.

Farhan Bhanji and Salaam Razack (co-authors): It Takes a Village to Move a Hospital: Simulation Improves Intensive Care Team Preparedness for a Move to a New Site.
Authors: T. Malas et al.

Information by Discipline

Training objectives and specialty requirements



Statistics 201: Understanding & Calculating Common Medical Statistics

Care to brush up on your clinical statistics? The Research Unit presents another online seminar by statistician Dr. Nick Barrowman (CHEO/University of Ottawa). Contact for more information regarding the presentation.


Login to Alfresco

Login to Alfresco, the Royal College’s secure online collaboration tool for all members, fellows and employees. You can access Alfresco at any time and from any place you have an Internet connection.

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are an integral component of the Royal College’s success. More than 3,000 individuals, mainly Royal College Fellows and Residents, contribute their time and expertise each year. Volunteer roles come in a wide range of time commitments and responsibilities.

Learn more about opportunities that are right for you


Why Fellowship matters

Royal College Fellowship is the national standard for specialist medical expertise. Because medicine keeps evolving, Royal College Fellows are always enhancing their learning and skills. Learn more about why Fellowship matters.

Is your specialist a Fellow?

The Directory is a searchable public resource where you’ll find specialists who are Fellows of the Royal College. You’ll also find other health care professionals and specialists-in-training who participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.


In Memoriam: Dr. Jean Couture

It’s with great sadness we share with you the news of past Royal College president Dr. Jean Couture’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Dr. Couture was a generous, talented professor and surgeon, whose career benefitted many patients and colleagues. We had the privilege of experiencing his professionalism and kindness first hand, as he was a respected member of Council for many years before being named President-elect of the Royal College in 1983.

He served as President from 1984 to 1986, championed involvement in health and public policy, and promoted a stronger francophone point of view within the organization. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Additional information on paying your respects and/or leaving an online message for the family can be found here: